Category Archives: Personalities

The colour of beauty – By Dennis Nichols (Countryman Stories)

The colour of beauty – By Dennis Nichols (Countryman Stories)

October 4, 2015 | KNEWS -Stories about life, in and out of Guyana, from a Guyanese perspective

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

We’re all captivated by natural beauty; most of us at least, whether it’s the grandeur of a vast canyon sculpted by nature, a multi-hued sunset painting the western sky, or a flock of Makonaima’s birds wheeling behind Kaieteur’s crashing veil. But for many of us the beauty we relate to most instinctively is that of the human form, especially of course, (and naturally for men) the female form.

Biblical Solomon gloried in it. Flemish painter Rubens seemed fixated on it. From duels to continental battles, men have fought over it. Some have risen to sublime heights through its inspiration, while it has brought others to the depths of despair and insanity. A woman’s beauty is said to transcend nationality and race; even age. Maybe, but what about that other related variable – colour.  Continue reading

Upcoming Demerara Gold shows: Toronto, Georgia and Maryland + newsletter

demerara gold


We’re excited to be inviting you to 3 Demerara Gold shows:
Sunday, Nov. 1 in Toronto
Friday, Nov. 6 in Georgia
Saturday, Nov. 14 in Maryland. 

 Get Your Tickets In Advance!
(Click on show dates or flyers below to purchase tickets).

Download newsletter : October 2015 – Demerara Gold Newsletter #8  Continue reading

Proposals pour in for “Project Restore Guyana” + video

Proposals pour in for “Project Restore Guyana”

MG Joseph Singh

OCTOBER 4, 2015 | BY KNEWS |

THE David Granger-led Administration during the next five years will place significant attention on shoring up the country’s physical infrastructure and improving the welfare of the poor and the homeless.The National Task Force Commission headed by Major General (ret’d) Joseph Singh is the oversight body for this transformation under Project Restore Guyana, which is expected to completed by 2020.

Even as the multi-disciplinary Task Force to restore Guyana as a land of great attractiveness and prosperity is set to complete its regional outreaches, it has already begun receiving proposals from several municipalities and regions for enhancement projects.   Continue reading

Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local – Taiye Selasi – TED video

Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local – Taiye Selasi – TED video

Taiye SelasiFilmed October 2014 at TEDGlobal 2014

When someone asks you where you’re from … do you sometimes not know how to answer?

Writer Taiye Selasi speaks on behalf of “multi-local” people, who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two. “How can I come from a country?” she asks. “How can a human being come from a concept?”   [see video link below] Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons Why Bernie Sanders May Actually Become President

Top 10 Reasons Why Bernie Sanders May Actually Become President

Published on Aug 4, 2015

He’s progressive, independent and maybe the next President of the United States.

Suriname resurrects New River triangle border controversy

Suriname resurrects New River triangle border controversy

October 3, 2015 | By | By Kiana Wilburg
President Granger says the claim is “spurious”, “does not change the price of rice.”

It appears that Suriname, Guyana’s continental neighbour to the east, will follow in Venezuela’s footsteps as it is now resurrecting its claim on the New River Triangle. This area is said to be one of Guyana’s prime locations with pristine fauna and rich mineral resources. This area is referred to as  Tigri-Guyana  by the Suriname.

According to de Ware Tijd, a local news outlet of the Dutch speaking nation, the Suriname President Desi Bouterse during his annual address to the Parliament, told his National Assembly that the New River Triangle (Tigri) issue will be “back on the agenda.”   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 03 October 2015

GUYANA – Latest News – 03 October 2015 – Kaieteur News

(see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Granger vindicated for scrapping Amaila after meeting IDB President

OCTOBER 3, 2015 | The 165MW Hydro Electric Power Plant that was being pursued, as conceived by the previous administration at Amaila Falls, was not viable. The new administration has since been vindicated in its decision not to proceed with it. This is according to Head of State, President David Granger, who yesterday provided an update following a meeting […]

Facts coming out of GuySuCo’s COI spell doomsday for Sugar Industry, unless…

OCTOBER 3, 2015 |  By Abena Rockcliffe     GuySuCo is bankrupt; sugar is being produced at a price that knocks Guyana off of the competitive market and factories countrywide are operating at a loss. This is the dire situation that the Commission set up to examine the state of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has found. With such facts, observers […]    Continue reading

Why I Think This World Should End + “Sorry”- By Prince EA – 2 music videos on the human condition

Why I Think This World Should End  – By Prince EA (over 4.5Million views)

Don’t be fooled by the title as the world isn’t coming to an end but hopefully it got your attention to listen to Prince EA explain “Why I Think This World Should End”. While you might not agree with all his statements I think most people will agree with his solution on how to change this world and make it a better place. Love makes the world go round and you can start spreading some love today by performing a small act of kindness for someone else.    Continue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 01 October 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 01 October 2015

  • Gun amnesty extended
  • Ministry Security concerns
  • Berbice Bridge: Toll stalemate
  • Georgetown Council: Tax amnesty extended
  • Teachers Meeting: Education important
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News Videos:    Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 02 September 2015

GUYANA- Latest News – 02 September 2015- Kaieteur News

  (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Government still to be paid in full for GT&T shares

OCTOBER 2, 2015 | …Hong Kong buyer has US$5M outstanding …The Guyana Government is still to be paid in full for the 20 per cent shares it once owned in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T and which was managed by the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL). Those shares were sold by NICIL to Datang Telecom […]

Government emergency fund almost empty

OCTOBER 2, 2015 |  ..a result of three years of unapproved PPP advances… The Contingencies Fund, an account set aside under the laws of Guyana for the Minister of Finance to tap into in case of emergencies, is currently at a critical stage with limited funds available to the current administration, should an urgent situation arise. Auditor General Deodat […]    Continue reading


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